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Question DetailsAsked on 10/11/2012

How much does a complete brake job cost for a truck?

2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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That question is as hard to answer as "How much does a dress cost?". Everything depends many variables. FIRST, labor. How much is labor in your area? Disc brakes call for 1 hour and drum brakes call for 1.4 hrs. Then add'l labor to turn the rotors and/or drums. SECOND, parts. Low grade, medium grade or top quality
Basic pads for trucks run about $40-$80, med grade ceramic run $50-$100 and top quality pads run $70-$130; depending on quality, brand name, etc. Rear shoes usually cost less and normally there is no need to use high quality shoes.
Truck brakes are always more than cars, because the pads are larger. Bottom line....front brakes (or rear with disc) run $100-$200 and rear drum brakes are about the same, because the labor is more but parts are less.
Now prices go up if you need extra parts; like rotors, calipers, hoses, etc. Best bet is to find a trustworthy shop to discuss options, your driving habits, mileage exceptions, etc.
Good Luck,
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Answered 8 years ago by Altcarcare


It pays to shop for the repair cost; both the parts and labor. The parts prices are as follows; front or rear disc brake pads around $10.00 to around $44.00 per axle set. The front brake rotors are around $25.00 to around $100 each. Similar pricing for the rear brake rotors. With the brake rotor replacement, expect to buy the replacement rotor grease seals; $0.93 to around $4.50 each seal.

Answered 7 years ago by jimm

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